Natural Grass Athletic Fields
In addition to synthetic turf fields Hellas Construction builds and installs highly engineered natural grass fields. NFL teams with rigorous standards for their playing surfaces choose Hellas for their engineered natural grass fields. Those partners include the Dallas Cowboys and Las Vegas Raiders who installed engineered natural grass practice fields. Natural grass athletic fields require dense, thick sod, able to withstand impact, recover quickly, and come back for more. Our skilled crews will use specialized high-tech equipment and consult with renowned agronomist to install your new turf quickly and dependably. Natural grass costs less for the initial installation but offers limited hours for usage and increased maintenance cost.
The standard sod system is comprised of 4 layers; Compacted Subgrade, Drainage, Sand and finally the Sod. The compacted subgrade is the most critical stage of installation for athletic fields. The drainage layer between the subsoil and the modified soil facilitates water movement from internal drainage to the perimeter. Th sand layer will vary from 4 to 12 inches is depth. Fertilizers and other ingredients such at peat will be added to ensure proper root growth of the sod which is the final layer. There are a wide variety of local grasses and hybrid systems that can be grown in advance, delivered to the site, and grown in quite quickly.